ESTHER 7:5

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Then the king Ahasuerus answered and said unto Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so?”

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Esther 7:5 Translation & Meaning

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Then the king הַמֶּ֣לֶךְ A king Then king
Ahasuerus אֲחַשְׁוֵר֔וֹשׁ Achashverosh (i.e., Ahasuerus or Artaxerxes, but in this case Xerxes), the title (rather than name) of a Persian king Ahasuerus
answered וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ To say (used with great latitude) answered
and said וַיֹּ֖אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto Esther לְאֶסְתֵּ֣ר Ester, the Jewish heroine Esther
the queen, הַמַּלְכָּ֑ה A queen queen
Who מִ֣י Who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix Who
is he, ה֥וּא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are is he
and where וְאֵֽי Where? hence how? and where
is he, זֶ֣ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that is he
that אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
durst presume מְלָא֥וֹ To fill or (intransitively) be full of, in a wide application (literally and figuratively) durst presume
in his heart לִבּ֖וֹ The heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the center of anything heart
to do לַֽעֲשׂ֥וֹת To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application do
so? כֵּֽן׃ Properly, set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjunction) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles) so

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  • 3  Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request:

  • 4  For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail the king's damage.

  • 5  Then the king Ahasuerus answered and said unto Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so?

  • 6  And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.

  • 7  And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath went into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king.




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